CPH Post

News

Danish Architecture Centre continues work with Singaporean counterpart

International collaboration yields new insights into urban planning


Singapore was home to the World Cities Summit last week (Photo: Scanpix)

June 10, 2014
14:21

by Philip Tees


The Singapore government’s Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) and the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) last week signed an agreement to continue their partnership to collaborate towards building sustainable and liveable cities, reports Eco-business.com.

The agreement was signed at the World Cities Summit, which was held from June 1-4 in Singapore. According to a press release from the summit, the collaboration aims “to bring together the best ideas and practices that support efforts in building liveable cities that are dynamic, vibrant, cohesive and sustainable”.

The CLC was set up in 2008 by two Singaporean ministries (national development and environment and water resources) while the DAC is a public-private partnership between Realdania and the Danish government.

Small but world-leading
Co-operation to date between the entities has comprised knowledge-sharing and site visits to projects of interest.

CLC executive director Khoo Teng Chye is optimistic about the continued co-operation. “After the successful exchange programme for Singaporean and Danish directors last year, we are pleased to work with DAC on the second edition this year,” he told Eco-business.com.

Fleming Borreskov, the chairman of DAC, sees the interests of his organisation and CLC as being aligned.

“Denmark and Singapore are two small countries, but they are both absolutely world-leading in terms of making cities liveable and more sustainable and a great inspiration for cities around the world,” he explained to Eco-business.com.



Related stories



Latest Comments

I'm a native dane, and I don't take "great pride" in what other danes did...

(Jens Rost on January 27, 2015 00:38)

Copy any waterpark in California, only then you`ll have something worth...

(Jon Paris King on January 26, 2015 21:10)

You sound really bitter and self righteous.

(Juliousbass "the Future of Bass" on January 26, 2015 21:03)

Hey... At least he is working harder than real Danish doctors. ; )

(Alex DeGre?t on January 26, 2015 20:37)

Thumps up all the way to you sir!

(Line Dalsgaard on January 26, 2015 20:16)

Could there have been an explosion in Santa's secret underground bunker?

(Jens Rost on January 26, 2015 19:43)

Finally! The stench alone coming from these things are pestering the suburban...

(Jens Rost on January 26, 2015 18:31)

How much does this truck cost? How much does it cost to act like a civilized...

(Cliff Arroyo on January 26, 2015 13:17)

Ya know..... normally I would count this as good news, but given the...

(Cliff Arroyo on January 26, 2015 13:06)

HI Friends... I could go through following comments, thank you for the...

(Swapnil D Tembhurne on January 26, 2015 11:14)